Warning: Reading just 5 minutes of this guide could save you hundreds of pounds in costly mistakes.
As mentioned above, if the surrounding grass & ground aren’t frozen, then we would advise laying the turf straight away. Ideally on the same day as receiving the turf. If you don’t have time to lay the turf on the same day of receipt, throw a piece of tarpaulin over the pallet to reduce the chance of the turf rolls freezing. Frozen turf is as good as dead turf - we will cover this soon.
Please note: Covering turf should only be done in Winter. Covering turf in Summer will nearly always increase the risk of Sod Heating and you will be left with dead grass that won’t grow.
Unrolling Turf whilst frozen will crack the turf roots in half and leave you with dead turf. If your turf appears frozen, allow it to thaw out, before unrolling.
Worms do a fantastic job of aerating the soil, and having Worm Casts is a clear indication your soil is in a good state. That being said, they are quite unsightly and they're surprisingly easy to remove. Simply wait for them to dry and then use a brush and brush them off. Is it really that simple? Yes, it's an easy problem to fix.
Toad stools are actually really common, especially for newly laid turf. The reason for this is topsoil has bacteria that gets 'activated' when the turf rolls start to get warmer through a natural process (composting), when sitting on a pallet rolled up.
Removing them is just as easy as worm casts, as Toad Stools are virtually all water. You can either wait for them shrivel (and dry) up & then brush them with a hard brush. Or you can use a Watering Can and Fairy Liquid which is reported to act as a catalyst and speed up this process.
We see this issue all the time, and it's easily preventable. Purchasing these rocks online, is a reliable and cheap way to prevent this problem. Simply place these rocks in your dogs drinking bowl and they will work to neutralise their urine.
Another solution is to grab your watering can and (quickly) after your dog has urinated, simply sprinkle a reasonable amount of water on the patch to wash away the negative chemicals.
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